Palliative Care in Pediatric Pulmonology


Palliative Care in Pediatric Pulmonology


Baumann T; Das S; Jarrell JA; Nakashima-Paniagua Y; Benitez EA; Gazzaneo MC; Villafranco N






palliative care; quality of life; bronchopulmonary dysplasia; communication; pulmonary hypertension; cystic fibrosis; psychosocial support; neuromuscular disease; lung transplant; pediatric pulmonology; primary palliation


Children with End Stage Lung Disease (ESLD) are part of the growing population of individuals with life-limiting conditions of childhood. These patients present with a diverse set of pulmonary, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and developmental conditions. This paper first examines five cases of children with cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, neuromuscular disease, pulmonary hypertension, and lung transplantation from Texas Children's Hospital. We discuss the expected clinical course of each condition, then review the integration of primary and specialized palliative care into the management of each diagnosis. This paper then reviews the management of two children with end staged lung disease at Hospital Civil de Guadalajara, providing an additional perspective for approaching palliative care in low-income countries.


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Baumann T; Das S; Jarrell JA; Nakashima-Paniagua Y; Benitez EA; Gazzaneo MC; Villafranco N, “Palliative Care in Pediatric Pulmonology,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 2, 2023,